Best Travel Destinations for Art Lovers

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We know the importance of visual aesthetics when it comes to travel. From the iconic Louvre museum in Paris to the gallery-lined streets of Chelsea in NYC, we present our selection of top cities for artists and art lovers to thrive. Fill countless days in your itinerary with creativity-focused activities at these bucket-list-worthy destinations.

Montreal, London, Rotterdam, Madrid, Paris, Mexico City, Naoshima Island, Tokyo, New York, Metropolitan City of Rome

  • Montreal in Montreal, Canada

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      Montreal has one of the most concentrated collections of visionary artists in North America. The eclectic city is lined with petite galleries to hop, immersive technological experiences, and massive art museums housing thousands of archival works. Explore one of the most unique and creative cities in the world, and embrace the cutting-edge art that seeps through the city streets.

  • London in London, England

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      London is a must for all art enthusiasts. From the Tate museums to the dozens of contemporary galleries around every corner of this famous town. London serves as a true rival to New York in the art scene and provides a unique and creative backdrop for your travel, full of vibrant colors and friendly people. In London, there is no shortage of breathtaking exhibits to uncover.

  • Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands

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      Rotterdam city is known for its cutting-edge art scene, with countless galleries always popping up and a super trendy and fashionable crowd. Check Rotterdam on your list for an amazing art experience. We recommend Kunstinstituut Melly for curated contemporary exhibitions and live events.

  • Madrid in Madrid, Spain

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      Madrid is a city dedicated to art. Known for housing some of the top galleries in the world, as well as countless cultural centers- any art cravings you have will be surely satisfied in this colorfully architectured dream of a city. Enjoys sunny days walking along stone-paved walkways in this bustling art destination, there is beauty at every corner.

  • Paris in Paris, France

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      The city of lights is known for its historical importance in the art world. I'm sure you have heard of the Mona Lisa, and yes, it is amazing to see in person- along with all the other classic pieces found at world-famous museums throughout the city. All beneath a glittering Eiffel tower, there are over 1000 art galleries in Paris, so prepare to spend plenty of time experiencing impeccable art collections across this romantic destination.

  • Mexico City in Mexico City, Mexico

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      Mexico City is known worldwide for colorful and artistic streets with a blossoming art scene. There are countless galleries including Proyectos Monclova, Museo Jumex, and of course the iconic Museo Frida Kahlo which honors one of the most influential female artists of all time in her home country. You are sure to be inspired by the vibrant energy of Mexico City, full of beautiful street art and impressive gallery spaces.

  • Naoshima Island, Japan

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      Packaged as a quaint Island destination, away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, Naoshima Island offers up-close access to creativity and design. Known as Japan's "Island of Art", this island hosts iconic giant pumpkin installations along the coast and countless world-renown museums created by top Japanese innovators.

  • Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan

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      Tokyo has an amazing combination of traditional Asian pieces with modern visual art experiences. From the sparkling infinity rooms of Yayoi Kusama to the huge anime flowers of Takashi Murakami, there is a reason this city has spurred so many artists to create such unique and culture-shifting works. Our favorite museum is the Mori Museum in Roppongi Hills. Situated on top of a skyscraper, along with housing amazing exhibitions, The Mori serves to present a breathtaking view of Tokyo from the sky.

  • New York, United States

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      Oh, New York, no other city on planet earth can quite compare to the massive amounts of creativity bursting from this grided city. Enjoy the little galleries of Chelsea to view contemporary and cutting edge work, or make your way to massive museums such as the MoMA to spend an entire day lost amongst pieces of historical and cultural importance.

  • Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

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      Art is a huge part of the history and development of Rome. Mosaics, Frescoes, Perspective, Baroque and more, you will have your art history professor's voice in the back of your head as you explore the depths of profound art development that Rome offers access to.